Monday, 31 March 2008

Parent Teacher Association

The AGM of the PTA will be held on Monday 31 March at 7.30pm in the Marist Pavilion. All parents, caregivers and friends of the College are welcome. On arrival you will be offered a complementary wine or juice. After a brief AGM, we hand over to our guest speaker Raewyn Hansen from NumberWorks. The evening will conclude with coffee and cake.

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Ruru Consultation

Following the consultation meeting held at the College about Ruru School’s proposal to establish a satellite class at Verdon, information pages have been added to our website. The Board of Trustees is seeking feedback from the Catholic community as part of the wider consultation process. The pages contain information provided by Ruru School to inform the process. Please use the email link on the page to give your feedback to the BOT.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Dedication of the Bishop Verdon Block

The Verdon College community gathered on Sunday afternoon to dedicate the Bishop Verdon Block. Bishop Colin performed the dedication ceremony which was attended by representatives from the diocese, college and Board of Trustees as well as many of the people who had been responsible for bringing the project to fruition. Board chair, Mrs Lynley Irvine, thanked the many stakeholders for their contribution to this $2 million development. She outlined the journey that has unfolded and highlighted the educational opportunities that the building unlocks. Panache entertained our guests with a suitably polished performance. An afternoon tea and viewing of the facility concluded the event.

Friday, 7 March 2008

Thank you

On Sunday February 9, three Verdon College students performed with Father Chris Skinner at the Basilica. Cody Shuttleworth, Patrick Wilkes and Tim Lindsay each gave virtuoso performances at the concert to celebrate the reopening of the refurbished Basilica.

AFS Presentation

Jamie Macdonald, who was an AFS student in Japan in 2007, addressed our Wednesday assembly. Jamie spoke with conviction about how this time had been a life shaping experience for him. He noted that he had grown as a person from the challenge, as well as gaining fluency in the Japanese language. He encouraged students to take these kind of opportunities.

New Zealand Record for Javelin

Congratulations to Jessica Hamill, who has returned to the College after competing at the Australian National Track and Field event in Brisbane. This was a qualifying meet for the Olympics. She gained the following placings: Shot 2nd, Discus 2nd and Javelin 2nd. In the Javelin event she broke a New Zealand Record with a throw of 13.98m. She has met all the qualifying distances for these events for the Olympics and is now awaiting selection.